From a batting dynasty.
Son of Daniel Hayward, nephew of Thomas Hayward, the greatest bat of his day (1860's)
Cut and off-drive were his favourite, but not only, scoring strokes.
First match for Surrey was in 1893.
1898 against Lancashire at the Oval he scored 315 not out.
He played 29 Tests against Australia.
6 matches against South Africa.
He was a Player and as such took the field in 29 matches against the Gentleman.
For 20 years (1895-1901) he scored over 1000 runs a season.
This masks the larger totals such as 1904; 3170 runs, 1906; 3518 runs.
1905-1914 Hayward and Hobbs were the most effective opening pair in the game.
Hayward was the second batsman to achieve 100 centuries (after WG Grace)
In 1901 he equalled CB Fry's achievement of 13 centuries in a season.
1900 scored 1000 runs by the end of May.
If he had not been so brilliant with the bat there is a fair chance he could have maintained his position in the Surrey side because of his pretty decent bowling form..